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Never Enough Wool
26 Water Street,

Port Perry, ON
L9L 1J1
905 985-0030

Hours:
Tue, Thur: 10:00am to 9:00pm
Wed, Fri: 10:00am to 6:00pm

Sat: 10:00am to 5:00pm
Other times: by chance or appointment

Knitting night Thursdays 7-9


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Never Enough Wool

NEWSLETTER

February 2015

Brrr!  It has been a cold, cold couple of weeks.  We find ourselves sorting through the sweaters in the closet, looking for the warmest, heaviest ones to wear.  This leads to the realization that boy, does Carol have a lot of sweaters!  In keeping with the name of the store, however, she remains of the opinion that one can never have enough sweaters.  How about you?  Do YOU have a plentiful amount of sweaters?  

In other news, Barb is recovering nicely from her surgery.  She is looking forward to mid-March when she is released to come back to play work and pet see all the wool again. We have all missed her, and look forward to seeing all the beautiful creations she will have completed during her recuperation. 

One finished item that has already found its way into the store is an adorable hedgehog.  This project used some leftover double-knitting weight yarn and fun fur.  While Barb and Carol aren’t particularly fond of knitting toys, this little guy has stolen our hearts. 

We are still awaiting the shipment of Classic Elite Liberty Wool.  In the meantime, we are also trying to determine just how to make room for the new summer yarns that are arriving.  There are some old favourites (Cascade Ultra Pima, Katia Jaipur, and Schachenmayr Tahiti) with new colours, as well as something new and exciting – Cascade Sunseeker!  Now to find room for them all …

Don’t forget to bring in pictures of your finished objects, or the projects themselves!  We are counting the yardage of wools & yarns that we consume in a year, with the hope of accumulating enough yardage to go ‘round the world at least once.  I learned that the distance around the equator of the earth is 400,750m.  To date (Feb. 12), we have consumed 14,470m.  That is a lot of yardage! 

In other news, one of our suppliers, Estelle, is hosting an on-line class/knit-a-long beginning March 2, and ending on May 11.  The “clues” (pattern and helpful hints) will be released every Monday, on their Facebook page, Ravelry page, and blog.  There are 6 official weeks of clues, with an additional four weeks for finishing.  Every person who finishes and submits a photo of their finished sweater is eligible for a prize.  The catch?  You must use a yarn that is sold to us by Estelle Yarns – King Cole Authentic (arriving on our shelves soon), King Cole Splash or Flash (already here), Cascade Ultra Pima, or Cascade Sunseeker to name a few. 

Don’t forget our “open knitting” times – Wednesday afternoon, Thursday evening, and Saturday afternoons.  Of course, any time we are open you are welcome to drop in for a cup of tea and some stitching as well. 

Classes:

We attempt to keep our class fees at the lowest possible rates.  In order to do so, we ask that our students purchase their supplies here at the shop.  In addition, we offer class discounts to our students.  Please note that if you are not able to finish your project in the allotted time, you are welcome to continue attending the lesson times until you are finished.  

You must register for your class before class time.  Class times are generally Tuesday afternoon from 1-3:00 pm and Tuesday evening 7-9:00 pm.  Other times may be arranged to suit, but we will strive to hold classes primarily on Tuesdays.   Drop-in knitters are always welcome, space allowing. 

Building in Color – Michelle Hunter has done it again!  An afghan worked in multi-coloured techniques to expand your knitting horizons.   Our next class session is February 11, at 10:30 am.  The plan will be to meet and start the panel in question and then for homework, finish the panel to be ready for the next month.  There are ten colour panels, a class to discuss seaming, and another class to discuss the borders.  Cost is $25, plus materials and book. 

Fisherman Knit Vest – as seen in Knitting Traditions Spring 2014.  We are still working on our vests, and having a grand adventure.  So many different colours are being used, and every one of them is beautiful.  It isn’t too late to start, although the drop-dead deadline is rapidly approaching.   Cost is $25.00 plus materials (400g aran or worsted weight –Aran with Wool works fabulously!).  We anticipate that this project will take approximately 6-8 weeks to complete. 

Entrelac Scarf – Learn entrelac by making a beautiful scarf.  Knit in tiers, the scarf looks as though woven.  Using a long-colour repeat yarn, your scarf will be the envy of your friends.  Class begins Tuesday, February 3, at either 1:00 or 7:00 pm, and continuing through the month of February.  Cost:  $25.00 plus materials (approx. 200g wool and needles).

Socks from the Toes Up – using Barb & Carol’s magic sock pattern.  Learning the toes-up sock technique means that you can use up every last little bit of your sock yarn, an especially useful trick if you have some special sock yarn gifted to you by a loved one.  (Carol’s daughter is especially likely to give her mother some special sock yarn!  Do you have a family member who resembles this?!)  Class starts March 3, at either 1:00 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. and runs through the Tuesdays of March.  Cost is $25 plus materials.

Back to Basics Cardigan – using the book from Paton’s and worsted weight wool.  This is a great project to learn garment construction.  We will be starting on April 7, at either 1:00 pm or 7:00 pm, and continuing through th emonth.  Class cost is $25.00, plus materials.

Continuing Events:

Sit ‘n Stitch:  Every Wednesday afternoon, from 1 until 3.  Bring your latest project and join us for some stitching, questions answered, tea, and lots of laughter.  Everyone is welcome!  

Saturday Stitching:  Every Saturday, from 2 until 4.  What better way to spend a Saturday afternoon than with friends both new and old, some handwork, and some tea?  

Knitting Night:  Every Thursday, from 7 until 9.  Although it’s called Knitting Night, crocheters are encouraged and welcomed.  There is plenty of friendship, tea, and yummy goodies for all.